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With its scenic views, first-rate amenities and exciting new developments, it’s no surprise Denman Prospect has been one of the most coveted suburbs among prospective homebuyers.
But as every homebuyer worth their salt will know, not all developments are equal. While some designs are compromised by a desire to “cram everything in”, others are spacious and considered.
Elody falls into the latter category.
Due for completion in early 2021, the collection of 66 terrace homes and 24 apartments is being delivered by Base Developments and constructed by Milin Builders. The team behind these business’ have spent three decades delivering in excess of 4,000 residences across Canberra including the most recently completed Ivy development in Woden, and Polo in Denman.
According to project manager at Independent Charlie Nussio, Elody’s main point of difference is its “attention to functionality and liveability, by virtue of design.”
“The two bedroom homes are up to 120m2, the three bedrooms are up to142m2 and the four bedrooms are up to 198m2—so they are essentially the size of a large house..”
Positioned adjacent to landscaped parks on Marie Little Crescent, Elody is in an elevated position with panoramic views towards the National Arboretum and Black Mountain, and is walking distance to the Denman Village Shops, Ridgeline Park and future Molonglo Shopping Centre.
Purchasers off the plan will be able to choose between two colour schemes by renowned interior design firm Dept of Design: ‘Louisa’, (feature image) bright and airy with white and maple tones, and ‘Victoria’, a moody palette of steely greys and rich charcoal.
Local architecture firm Kasparek has cleverly designed Elody so that each residence can take advantage of the elevated views. Terrace homes feature multiple living areas, outdoor entertaining areas and luxurious finishes, including stone benchtops and engineered timber floorboards.
One of the biggest benefits of Elody, adds Charlie, is that there is room to grow.
“The two-bedroom terrace homes feature a media room which could be converted into a third bedroom; and some of the bigger three bedrooms have a rumpus room which again could be converted into another bedroom, creating a 4 bedroom home,” he says.
“A select few have plenty of extra space in the garage beyond two cars; perfect for a home gym, art studio or wine cellar.”
While Charlie acknowledges that buying off the plan in the current COVID-19 climate might be seen as a risk to some, he has also seen another perspective, where people are realising owning property, and the security it can bring, has long-lasting benefits.
“The uncertainty has made people take a step back and say ‘actually, renting and relying on a landlord probably isn’t the best situation for me to be in,’” he says.
“It obviously is an unprecedented time; people are unsure. When you have a developer who is experienced; they know what they’re doing and it becomes less of a risk because you can see for yourselves what they have done previously. Elody would have to be the lowest risk from an off the plan purchase you can get, I’ve even bought one myself. Essentially, you’re buying certainty in a very uncertain time.”